The religion of Hinduism understands the entrapment of living a self-centered life. Hinduism is the oldest established religion in the world and the third largest. At the end of the first century C.E., the laws of Manu were established. These laws report the four basic goals that motivate humanity, thus they have also come to be called the "Four Ends of Human Life." A young man should transcend from a lower level to the next until he discovers the true meaning of life. The journey begins with kama or pleasure, to discover purpose by gratifying the senses.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.